Tell me why?

Okay, lets put it to a vote: were all Cougar Convertibles Red? Is the '68 really the best year of all? This is the place to count the votes and find out.


1. Self gratification
2. Just like them
3. Sentimental reasons
No votes
5. None of the above
Total votes: 54

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Re: Tell me why?

Post by johnboy » 17 Jan 2012, 09:40

Maybe no paint job yet, Mike, BUT: what a ride!
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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 17 Jan 2012, 10:20

Tell me why?

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Tell me why?

Post by tmh » 17 Jan 2012, 12:05

This reminds me of a similar poll I wanted to create but can't because I access the forum using Tapatalk.

My question was, which do you enjoy the most?

1) driving your Cougar
2) working on your Cougar
3) looking at your Cougar or photos of it

And then for split decisions,

4) tied, both 1+2
5) tied, both 2+3
6) tied, both 1+3
7) three way tie

Personally I think I'm at #7 at this point.
'68 XR-7 J-Code C4, San Jose, Edelbrock 1406, PS, Front PDB, 8" rear 3.0, PS is leaky and sloppy, invisible fan shroud
'79 Bronco XLT 351m, C6, Edelbrock Performer 400 intake, Holley 6140, Howards cam, 4" suspension lift, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs, dana44 front and Ford 9" rear both 4.11 LSD, Warn hub locks, invisible fan shroud
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Re: Tell me why?

Post by mo2872 » 17 Jan 2012, 12:10

Hmmm.....I'd have to be a #4......I've enjoyed the "working" on it, but I LOVE firing it up and DRIVING, now!
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Re: Tell me why?

Post by Local Hero » 17 Jan 2012, 19:48

#4...tied for 1 and 2
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Re: Tell me why?

Post by 68PUMA » 17 Jan 2012, 22:31

#5...tied for 2 and 3 since the car is a shell and I can't drive it right now. John
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Re: Tell me why?

Post by Al Bundy » 18 Jan 2012, 06:44

#5 only because I can't drive any of them yet.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Post by 1967 S Code » 18 Jan 2012, 16:07

I would say my reason is number 3 first and foremost. My father built a Lincoln Mercury dealership and my Grandfather bought his 1967 standard (my first car) there. My second car was a 68 standard. Between my five older brothers and myself our first car was our grandfathers 67. It was handed down to each of us as our first car. By the time I got my license an started driving it was in rough shape. The memories are beautiful to this day. I spoke with my brother today (630 miles away) and some part of our conversation always includes Cougar talk.

Why? That's why #3 is for me. :D

Oh! My kids think the Cougar is cool. :thumbup:

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1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels

1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
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Re: Tell me why?

Post by wonderwrench » 12 Mar 2012, 12:25

I picked 3 Sentimental reasons because my father was the original owner. He special ordered it brand new. It's not an XR7 as he hated the fake wood grain dash and its not a big block car because he fell in love with Ford small blocks in previous cars he owned. I almost picked 2 Just like them. 67-68 Cougars are one of if not the best looking cars of all time IMO though I would take any 67-73 Cougar in a heartbeat.

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Re: Tell me why?

Post by coug67 » 12 Mar 2012, 12:37

Started with just like them. then turned into self gratification. then sentimental. and soon trophies!
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